Published on : Thursday, March 30, 2017
Renowned modern artist Oz El Hai is the latest to be featured at the innovative, pop-up gallery located at the first floor of Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen.A self-taught painter, he specialises in the use of oil and acrylic over canvas, wood, aluminium and lacquer materials “to create something uniquely mine,” says Oz.
Drawing inspiration from Picasso’s fluid cubism style combined by his love of music and structured by his academic background in architecture, Oz creates vivid abstracts of feminine forms entwined with musical instruments surrounded by bold contrasting colours. Alternatively, he paints over real music instruments enhanced by rich colours in his vivid masterpieces.
In an interview at the Hotel, Oz said: “I focus on music, figures and bursts of contrasting bold colours to represent joy and bring it alive to viewers.” For this artist, rather than painting along where emotions takes him, “mostly I visualise in advance what I feel I should be creating.” With 18 years spent perfecting his craft, he has held successful exhibitions in Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami, Berlin and in his native homeland Israel. Born in 1976, Oz remains one of the most successful and prolific pop artists of modern times.
Oz El Hai’s masterpieces may now be viewed and purchased at the Art Gallery at Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen.